Chrissy Teigen is pretty much an open book online, often sharing personal anecdotes and family snapshots on Twitter and Instagram – but her breast augmentation hasn’t been a topic of discussion until now.

Teigen revealed that she’s had work done on her breasts via her Glamour UK cover story. In classic outspoken Chrissy fashion, she captioned an Instagram post of the cover: “Itsa me! Happy “now you know I got my boobs done when I was 20” day!!!!! Talk about a weight lifted off my chest!!!” 

Now 34 years old, Teigen explained that she had a breast augmentation approximately 14 years ago. “Yeah, I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old,” she told Glamour UK. “It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”

Teigen said that she’s opening up about the surgery because she wants to be transparent and challenge the illusion of perfection on social media: “You can’t set these expectations for people that everything is perfect. Everyone filters their sh*t, edits or Facetunes so you forget what normal faces or bodies look like. It’s not fair and it makes you jealous of other people’s bodies. It’s lying to people by omission. But also, while you want to teach your kids to be comfortable in their own skin, you want to tell them everything you can and let them decide.”


Chrissy Teigen at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

She said she would like to have the procedure reversed now, but after having kids she is reluctant: “This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.”

Depression and anxiety were also discussed. Teigen shared that she had been struggling with anxiety and depression since she was a kid. She started seriously dealing with it when she was diagnosed with postpartum depression after having her daughter, Luna, with husband John Legend. “I started seeing therapists, but I stopped because I thought it was ‘normal twentysomething anxiety,’” she told Glamour UK.  “But after having Luna I thought, ‘Oh crap, this is a real thing,’ and I had taken myself off my own medicine. I realised when I was finally comfortable and knew where I was going in life and had every reason to be happy, that clearly something was going on.”

Teigen said she felt more prepared when having her son, Miles, in 2018. “It made it so much easier just knowing we would spot it immediately if it did happen again,” Chrissy replies. “When you are in it, you don’t realise what life is like outside the hole and so I wasn’t worried [with Miles] because we solved it.”


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Chrissy Teigen is our March 2019 Cover Star!